Sanity is only that which is within the frame of reference of conventional thought.
I believe that man is the product of natural evolution that is born from the conflict of being a prisoner and separated from nature, and from the need to find unity and harmony with it.
We are a society of notoriously unhappy people: lonely, anxious, depressed, destructive, dependent - people who are glad when we have killed the time we are trying so hard to save.
Close your eyes, let your spirit start to soar, and you'll live as you've never lived before.
Love is the only sane and satisfactory answer to the problem of human existence. Erich From
The more the drive toward life is thwarted, the stronger is the drive toward destruction; the more life is realized, the less is the strength of destructiveness. Destructiveness is the outcome of unlived life.
Boredom is nothing but the experience of a paralysis of our productive powers and the sense of unaliveness. Among the evils of life, there are few which are as painful as boredom, and consequently every attempt is made to avoid it.
Man can only know the nagation, never the position of ultimate reality.
Like the effect of advertising upon the customer, the methods of political propaganda tend to increase the feeling of insignificance of the individual voter.
You have to stop to change direction.
As we ascend the social ladder, viciousness wears a thicker mask.
It is time to cease to argue about God , and instead to unite in the unmasking of contemporary forms of idolatry.
In love the paradox occurs that two beings become one and yet remain two. Erich F
Integrity simply means a willingness not to violate one's identity, in the many ways in which such violation is possible.
The capacity to be puzzled is the premise of all creation, be it in art or in science. Erich F
To spare oneself from grief at all cost can be achieved only at the price of total detachment, which excludes the ability to experience happiness
Freedom does not mean license.
Just as love is an orientation which refers to all objects and is incompatible with the restriction to one object, so is reason a human faculty which must embrace the whole of the world with which man is confronted.
When people can't handle God any more, they turn to religion.
We forget that, although freedom of speech constitutes an important victory in the battle against old restraints, modern man is in a position where much of what "he" thinks and says are the things that everybody else thinks and says; that he has not acquired the ability to think originally - that is
Greedï‚¼has no satiation point, since its consummation does not fill the inner emptiness, boredom, loneliness, and depression it is meant to overcome.
The essential difference between the unhappy, neurotic type person and him of great joy is the difference between get and give.
Immature love says: 'I love you because I need you.' Mature love says 'I need you because I love you.'
Mother's love is peace. It need not be acquired, it need not be deserved. Erich From
Only in being productively active can man make sense of his life.
Both dreams and myths are important communications from ourselves to ourselves.
The quest for certainty blocks the search for meaning. Uncertainty is the very condition to impel man to unfold his powers.
Love is the only sane and satisfactory answer to the problem of human existence. Erich F
Optimism is an alienated form of faith, pessimism an alienated form of despair. If one truly responds to man and his future, ie , concernedly and "responsibly." one can respond only by faith or by despair. Rational faith as well as rational despair are based on the most thorough, critical knowledge
Happiness is a man's greatest achievement; it is the response of his total personality to a productive orientation toward himself and the world outside.